Long-distance dispersal of plants by vehicles as a driver of plant invasions.

@article{Lippe2007LongdistanceDO,
  title={Long-distance dispersal of plants by vehicles as a driver of plant invasions.},
  author={Moritz von der Lippe and Ingo Kowarik},
  journal={Conservation biology : the journal of the Society for Conservation Biology},
  year={2007},
  volume={21 4},
  pages={986-96}
}
Roadsides are preferential migration corridors for invasive plant species and can act as starting points for plant invasions into adjacent habitats. Rapid spread and interrupted distribution patterns of introduced plant species indicate long-distance dispersal along roads. The extent to which this process is due to species' migration along linear habitats or, alternatively, to seed transport by vehicles has not yet been tested systematically. We tested this by sampling seeds inside long… CONTINUE READING

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